With this week’s release of Batman V Superman, fans are going to be introduced to a handful of characters we’ve never seen on the big screen (especially all together in one film) all in one sitting from the pages of DC Comics. Some of those heroes (besides the two obvious ones in the title) are Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash.
Out of all of those previously mentioned, The Flash is the only one that will have a version on TV and another version featured in the films. Many fans obviously questioned this choice and wondered why director and creative leader of the DC Cinematic Extended Universe (OR DCEU), Zack Snyder wouldn’t include the small screen version of the character (played by Grant Gustin) into the films? The show is doing very well, and Gustin plays a version of the character that many people enjoy watching. However, Snyder has a pretty logical reason for casting a new actor for the role.
“I just don’t think it was a good fit. … I’m very strict with this universe and I just don’t see a version where… That [tone is] not our world. … Even if Grant Gustin is my favorite guy in the world and he’s very good, we made a commitment to the multi-verse (idea), so it’s just not a thing that’s possible.”
There you have it. Snyder doesn’t dislike Gustin’s version of The Flash, he just doesn’t see his version fitting in the universe that his films are based in. Ezra Miller is the actor who will be playing The Flash in the DCEU. Of course some fans will be upset that the TV version isn’t making it to the big screen, but you can’t please everyone. The CW’s The Flash has already been green lit for a third season, so at the very least we should be able to see the lighthearted and more fun version on The CW, and then later we’ll get to see a more serious, possibly darker version of The Flash in the Justice League films.
The Flash airs on The CW every Tuesday at 8/7pm CST.
Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to release on March 25, 2016